Steve Jobs

• A job application by Steve Jobs in 1973 is out for an auction.
• Document is expected to fetch more than $50,000 at the auction
• Design Engineer & Electronics Tech were his area of interest.

In 1973, the revolutionary figure Steve Jobs was in search of a job. At that moment, he was dropped out of the Reed College and was still three years away from founding Apple which will later take the tech industry to its glory days.

Just like any other individual, Steve also required a beginning.
The letter clearly states that he had no means of transport. But he can work it out.


• His job application 3 years before he co-founded Apple gives us a         glimpse of his interest in technology.


Most striking of all was that Steve Jobs had no phone. A man who will change the mobile industry forever was without a phone once. Well, Anything can happen in life!

Steve Jobs on a forum speaking

He wrote “Steven Jobs” in the name section. And wrote his address as “Reed College” with an “English Literature” major. No surprise that only an English Major can possess a creative frame of mind, especially in the case of Macintosh Computers.

Jobs had taken classes on Shakespeare, dancing and calligraphy – all these creative courses were to help him shape his artistic worldview that would be influential later in the tech arena.

In his 2005 Stanford commencement speech, Jobs recalled: ‘If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.’

Steve Jobs application for a job in 1973

The entire job application is filled with grammatical mistakes.
He wrote: digital. – from Bay near Hewitt- Packard. (It’s Hewlett-Packard)
Also, Steve Jobs answered his interest with ‘design engineer’ or ‘electronics tech’.

Employment section in the application was left empty. It is hard to figure out what sort of a job he was looking for. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs worked as a technician for games publisher Atari prior to co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976.

Coming to his skills, Jobs said that he is good at both ‘Computer’ and ‘Calculator’.
This job application is an inspiration to many who carries a vision.


Steve Jobs started his career like just an ordinary college student


Later, Steve Jobs became an influential figure, founding world renowned Apple Inc. He is today also known for his Apple products, Macintosh computer, iPod and the iPhone.

The legendary entrepreneur served as the CEO of Apple from 1997 until 2011.

He handed over the reins to incumbent CEO Tim Cook in 2011 and was named chairman. He died later that year, aged 56, of respiratory arrest resulting from the spread of a pancreatic tumor to other organs.




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